A RED FERRARI, red lipstick, red shoes, red-hot fashion and ready dancers combined in Brisbane recently to raise funds for the vital Women’s Legal Service (WLS) organisation helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
One of WLS’s biggest initiatives is its helpline – a free service provided by Queensland lawyers who work voluntarily to provide free legal and welfare assistance to Queensland women and children at risk from domestic violence.
The problem is, according to Hanworth House director Marisa Vecchio, “for every call answered, another goes unanswered”.
“As ambassador for Women’s Legal Service Queensland for over four years, I am incredibly proud of the important role that WLS plays in assisting women and children who are impacted by domestic violence,” Ms Vecchio said.
“Thank you to Ferrari Driven Women which, on International Womens Day (IWD) on March 8 dedicated their fashion to assisting this great cause.”
Part of the funding of this helpline is the Dancing CEOs – each year Brisbane’s leading CEOs swap the boardroom for the Brisbane City Hall dance floor in front of 1,000 guests to support the prevention of domestic violence.
Michelle Delamont, a doctor at Wesley Breast Clinic, is one of this year’s Dancing CEOs and attended the IWD Ferrari Driven Women’s Event – and now she is fundraising a targeted $15,000 through the Dancing CEOs website for the WLS cause, with over $11,000 raised so far.
Almost $7000 of that has been raised by the Dancing Daiquiris group and the Ferrari raffle at the IWD event.
“The IWD Ferrari Driven Women’s Event was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the drive and motivation of Brisbane women, not only in their careers and personal lives but in additionally reaching out to benefit causes which improve the communities in which they live,” Ms Vecchio said.
“We are so grateful for the support shown by Ferrari Brisbane Showroom and PDPR Marketing and Creative who hosted the Ferrari Driven Women event with attendees donating up to $1,650 to support this wonderful cause.”